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2018 K-Music Festival

2018 K-Music Festival

K-Music is back this autumn with a stunning programme of music from Korea, reflecting the country’s ancient traditional culture and its highly innovative and dynamic music scene – one that draws on the past, explores the borders of tradition and modernity and intertwines old and new. K-Music 2018 is part of the Korea/UK 2017-18 season, […]

Countdown to Kickoff: Japan’s rugby history one year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Countdown to Kickoff: Japan’s rugby history one year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup

With just one year to go before the Rugby World Cup 2019’s first match kicks off in Japan; the Japan Foundation London is delighted to announce a special symposium “Countdown to Kickoff: Japan’s rugby history one year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup”, in partnership with SOAS Japan Research Centre. Japan will be the […]

Images with and without Texts: The Photographic Magazine in 1930s Japan – with Jelena Stojković

Images with and without Texts: The Photographic Magazine in 1930s Japan – with Jelena Stojković

The 1930s are sometimes referred to as the ‘golden age’ of Japanese photography. Following the touring of Film und Foto exhibition around the country in 1931 modernist approaches to the medium flourished on an unprecedented scale, among such prominent photographers as Kiyoshi Koishi, Iwata Nakayama and Nakaji Yasui. However, as a significant proportion of negatives […]

Tokyo Fugue – contemporary physical theatre from Japan

Tokyo Fugue – contemporary physical theatre from Japan

Tokyo Fugue is a mesmerising piece of physical theatre set in the maze-like train system of Tokyo. The scenes unfold like the variations of a fugue, in sequences of meticulously crafted movement. With three bodies, three chairs, a collage of English and Japanese text, a lullaby, a fugue and some train sounds, it conjures up […]

Pre-Summer Explorers!

Pre-Summer Explorers!

From anime to 70’s horror, drama to eye-opening documentaries, discover something for everyone with our brand new season of free Japanese cinema screenings.

UKIYO-E AND IMPRESSIONISTS

UKIYO-E AND IMPRESSIONISTS

Japanese woodblock print, Ukiyo-e, is one of the most significant influences on Impressionism and further developments of Western art. When Japan began international trading after 200 years of isolationist foreign policy in the mid 19th Century, ukiyo-e reached Western Europe with a great impact. Its features of flatness, dynamic composition and clear outline shook many […]

KOKESHI, FROM TOHOKU WITH LOVE

KOKESHI, FROM TOHOKU WITH LOVE

Pop-up shop, talk and exhibition by Manami Okazaki, the author of Kokeshi, from Tohoku with Love. Kokeshi are traditional wooden dolls that are predominantly made in rural hotspring villages in the Tohoku region. Originally a children’s toy made by farmers, these simple and charming folktoys have captured the hearts of collectors around the world. More […]

Private Viewing and Artist Talk: Travels in a Paper Coat

Private Viewing and Artist Talk: Travels in a Paper Coat

Following two successful exhibitions at the Poetry Society (2015) and the Glass Tank Gallery, Oxford Brookes University (2016), Travels in a Paper Coat is the third Matsuo Basho inspired collaboration between sculptor Isao Miura and poet, Chris Beckett. For this new multi media exhibition, they are joined also by filmmaker Nikolai Azariah. Japan Society members […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club